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Published On: Sat, Nov 21st, 2020

Watch: Protesters Set Fire To Guatemala's Congress Building

Watch: Protesters Set Fire To Guatemala’s Congress Building

Tyler Durden

Sat, 11/21/2020 – 18:55

Anti-government protesters stormed Guatemala’s congressional building on Saturday afternoon and set fire to it amid increasing frustrations with the government over a new budget that would slash educational and health spending, reported AP News.

Videos on Twitter show hundreds of protesters cheering outside the building in Guatemala City as it erupts in flames. 

BBC reports, “fire services have managed to put the fire out, but the extent of the damage is not yet known.”

The incident comes as thousands of demonstrators lined the front of the National Palace in Guatemala City. They say legislators secretly passed a budget for the next fiscal year during a period where the country was distracted by recent hurricanes (Hurricane Eta and Iota) and the virus pandemic. Read Full Article

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